Wages of War

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Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Columbia University’s Nobel prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz says the Iraq War will up costing three trillion dollars by the time everything is added up. He and Linda Bilmes of Harvard’s Kennedy School offer their account of the war’s cost in The Three Trillion Dollar War: The True Cost of the Iraq Conflict. Plus, Clarence Page and Marie Cocco on yesterday’s primaries; and should “colorblind” casting be a two-way street?


Linda Bilmes, Marie Cocco, Clarence Page and Joseph Stiglitz

"Mini Tuesday" Results

Chicago Tribune columnist Clarence Page, Marie Cocco, syndicated columnist for the Washington Post Writers Group, and Matt Bai, contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine, talk about yesterday's primaries.

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Politics and Color-Blind Casting

Tricia Rose, professor of Africana Studies at Brown University and the author of the forthcoming The Hip Hop Wars: What We Talk About When We Talk About Hip Hop--and Why it Matters (Basic Civitas Books, December 1, 2008), looks at SNL's decision to use a non-black actor to play Barack ...

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The Wages of War

Joseph Stiglitz, winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics and Linda Bilmes, of Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, say we’re underestimating the cost of the war in Iraq in their new book The Three Trillion Dollar War: The True Cost of the Iraq Conflict.

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McCain Supporters Weigh In

President Bush is to formally endorse John McCain today. McCain supporters call in with their views of whether that will help or hurt the presumptive Republican nominee.

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Kara Becker

Kara Becker

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Kara Becker, a doctoral candidate at the NYU School of Linguistics, talks about the variety of New York dialects on The Brian ...


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